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Algerians call on Bouteflika to step down

2 March 2019, 3:49 PM

Tens of thousands of people in cities across Algeria called on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to leave office in the country’s biggest anti-government demonstrations since the Arab Spring eight years ago.

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Algeria students demonstrate against 5th term for Bouteflika

26 February 2019, 7:07 PM

Thousands of students on Tuesday joined a growing protest movement in Algeria against ailing President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s bid for a fifth term, with rallies in and around the capital and other cities.


Algeria sentences journalist to year in jail for illegal protest

25 December 2018, 7:55 PM

An Algerian court on Tuesday sentenced a journalist to one year in jail for taking part in an illegal protest, his lawyer said.

Saudi Crown prince to visit Algeria after G20 summit

1 December 2018, 8:47 PM

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman will arrive on Sunday in Algeria for a two-day visit, Algerian state news agency APS said on Saturday, resuming a tour of Arab states after the G20 summit in Argentina.

Rights groups slam Algeria blogger’s ‘shocking’ prison term

26 May 2018, 10:05 AM

Amnesty International and Reporters Without Borders on Friday hit out at a 10-year prison term handed to an Algerian blogger, describing it as “shocking” and “unjustified”.

Protests erupt in Tunisia after two days of calm

15 January 2018, 6:33 AM

Violent protests erupted again on Sunday in two areas of the capital Tunis and another town after a relatively calm two days, the latest protests in the country against austerity measures. After nearly a week of at times violent protests, police used tear gas against dozens of young protesters in the Ettadamen district of Tunis […]

Morocco’s poor left behind by development boom

2 December 2019, 2:48 PM

Mohammed Akki left his home in Morocco’s Middle Atlas mountains to seek regular work and a better life in the town of Azrou, but he still lives on the margins in a country enjoying an investment boom.

IS chief refers to Baghouz defeat in first video in five years

29 April 2019, 10:02 PM

The Islamic State group’s elusive supremo Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi made his first purported appearance in five years in a propaganda video released Monday, acknowledging IS’s defeat at Baghouz while threatening “revenge” attacks.

Abdel Fattah al-Sisi

African leaders urge ‘peaceful’ transition in Sudan, ceasefire in Libya

24 April 2019, 9:35 AM

Egypt hosted African leaders for emergency talks on Tuesday on the upheavals in neighbouring Sudan and Libya, as President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi warned against “a slide into chaos”. Sisi, current chair of the African Union, called for a coherent regional response as protesters in Khartoum pressed demands for a civilian government and Libyan military strongman […]

Sisi, Egypt’s undisputed leader

16 April 2019, 7:43 PM

Egypt’s general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi who could stay in power until 2030 is an autocrat for some and symbol of stability for others.



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